Group urges online safety after child sex sting

A Bridgeport group says that a recent sexual predator bust in Fairfield should be a wake-up call for parents. Police arrested 10 men who they

Ten men were arrested as part of a sting operation in Fairfield.

Ten men were arrested as part of a sting operation in Fairfield. (10/6/15)

BRIDGEPORT - A Bridgeport group says that a recent sexual predator bust in Fairfield should be a wake-up call for parents.

Police arrested 10 men who they say tried to meet a child for sex. Investigators say five of the men live in southwestern Connecticut.

Fairfield police say one of the men involved, who is from Stratford, had a loaded gun, duct tape and a box of condoms in his car when he went to the meeting. The department teamed up with former NBC News reporter Chris Hansen for an undercover sting. It will be featured on an episode of his new show "Hansen vs. Predator."

The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport says it works every day to try to protect children from abuse. Center employees say the arrests should remind parents that they need to talk to their kids about being safe online.

The center says the most important rule is to never meet someone in person that you have only talked with online.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Karen Ivers took part in her last graduation 1 Bridgeport nursing director retiring after 35 years
Bridgeport police say a woman is in critical 2 Police: Woman shot in the head in Bridgeport
Soto's family describes the 31-year-old as funny, helpful, 3 Family mourns death of Stamford man killed in crash
Stamford police say one man is recovering after 4 Police: Man critical after Stamford store shooting
Thousands of people are rallying together in cities 5 Women march in solidary in Stamford

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Fairfield police say 10 men are facing charges Police: 10 men facing charges in sex bust

Fairfield police say 10 men are facing charges following an undercover sex bust involving minors.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE